INTERNATIONAL YEARS OF UNITED NATIONS

INTERNATIONAL YEARS OF UNITED NATIONS

1959-60                        :      World Refugee Year

1961                              :       International Health and Medical Research Year

1965                              :      International Co-operation Year

1967                              :      International Tourist Year

1968                              :      International Year for Human Rights

1970                              :      International Education Year

1971                              :       International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial

Prejudice

1974                              :      World Population Year

1975                              :      International Women’s Year

1978-19                        :      International Anti-Apartheid Year

1979                              :      International Year of the Child

1981                              :      International Year for Disabled Persons

1982                              :     International Year of Mobilization for   Sanctions

      against South Africa

1983                              :     World Communications Year; Development of

       Communication   Infrastructures

1985                               :     Year of the United Nations International Youth

Year: Participation, Development, Peace

1986                               :      International Year of Peace

1987                               :      International Year of Shelter for the Homeless

1990                               :     International Literacy Year

1992                              :      International Space Year

1993                              :      International Year for the World’s Indigenous People

1994                              :      International Year of the Family

International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal

1995                               :     United Nations Year for Tolerance

World Year of Peoples’ Commemoration of

the Victims of the Second World War

1996                                :    International Year for the Eradication of Poverty

1998                                :    International Year of the Ocean

1999                               :     International Year of Older Persons

2000                              :     International Year of Thanksgiving

International Year for the Culture of Peace

2001                              :     United Nations Year of Dialogue Among

CivilizationsInternational Year of Volunteers

International Year of Mobilization against Racism, Racial

Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

2002                           :        United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage

International Year of Mountains

International Year of Ecotourism

2003                            :       Year of Kyrgyz Statehood International

Year of  Freshwater

2004                            :       International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against

Slavery and its  Abolition

                               International   Year   of   Rice

2005                            :        International Year of Microcredit

International Year for Sport and Physical Education

International Year of Physics

2006                     :              International Year of Deserts and Desertification

2007                     :              International Polar Year (WMO)

2008                     :              International Year of Planet Earth

International Year of Languages

International Year of Sanitation

International Year of the Potato

2009                     :              International Year of Reconciliation

International Year of Natural Fibres

International Year of Human Rights Learning

International Year of Astronomy

Year of the Gorilla (UNEP and UNESCO)

2010                      :              International Year of Youth (12 August 2010- 11 August 2011)

International Year of Biodiversity

International Year of the Seafarer

2011                        :            International Year for People of African Descent

       International Year of Chemistry

International Year of Forests

International Year of Youth

2012                         :           International Year of Cooperatives

       International Year of Sustainable Energy for All

2013                          :          International Year of Water Cooperation

International Year of Quinoa

2014                           :         International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

International Year of Small Island Developing States

International Year of Crystallography

International Year of Family Farming

2015                           :         The International Year of Light and Light-based

Technologies 2015

2016                            :       International Year of Pulses

2017                           :        International Year of Sustainable Tourism for  Development

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